When it comes to feeding parrots, one principle should be followed – diversity is the most important thing. Purple parakeets eat mainly grain mixtures, which are available in every pet store.
However, it is worth reading the contents of the pack. The most suitable products will be those with 80% of the millet species. In addition, parrots love sunflower, corn kernels, oats, as well as weeds, herbs, and grains.
They will also eat fruits and vegetables – carrot, spinach, tomato, apple, broccoli, lettuce, cucumber, pear or cherries. Parrots love grass seeds.
Some breeders also buy vitamin supplements and dietary supplements. Constant access to water is important.
Proper feeding and care are important in order to keep your parrot healthy and live a long life.
Are purple parakeets friendly?
How long do parakeets live as pets?
However, we must realize that many factors contribute to how long we will enjoy the company of our pupils:
For instance quality of breeding; nutrition of parents and growing parrots; too often breeding and allowing too young couples; quality of maintenance; the right diet; providing free flights; caring for health and treatment of diseases.
Before buying a parakeet it is worth looking for the best breeding because providing birds with good breeding conditions ensures that the young parrots have the best start and the chance for a long life in health.
How big will my parakeet get?
Parakeet also has known as Budgies are small, grows up to 7.5 inches (around 18 cm) in length. Parakeets weight around 28 g.
In nature, parakeet occurs only in green (in breeding budgie is genetically mixed giving color for example blue, which is currently the most popular, or yellow, purple. To make a specific color like purple a breeder has to be extremely selective when choosing the right parakeets.
Parakeets have has many mutations – some have different plumage, others do not have such a long tail, others have no characteristic wavy plumage. Each healthy budgerigar has black eyes, but with age on the iris of deep black emerges more and more of white color – the exception is albino eyes that have red eyes.
Do Purple Parakeets get lonely?
As you know parrots are very social and they look forward to the social time with their owner. Therefore they can feel very lonely when the owner will have to leave them during the day. If you do not have much time to spend with your parrot during the day, consider buying another parakeet just to keep them company.